Athletics: No half measures for Clevedon AC members

PUBLISHED: 11:00 27 March 2019

Clevedon AC members at the Forest of Dean half marathon

Clevedon AC members at the Forest of Dean half marathon


Clevedon AC members were out in the sunshine at the weekend.

Clevedon's Joanne Gallagher at the Forest of Dean half marathonClevedon's Joanne Gallagher at the Forest of Dean half marathon

A group of four ran the inaugural Weston Super half, which had been cancelled in March 2018 due to snow.

And Robin Hambly was first home for Clevedon in 1:31.59, ahead of Debbie Powell (1:32.57), Lara Carty (1:41.12) and Lucy Tothill (1:41.20).

Another four went to the Forest of Dean spring trail half marathon, with Joanne Gallagher the sixth F35 athlete to finish in 1:32.52.

Nigel Charman ran 1:52.12 after a 10-mile marathon preparation warm-up, while Nicole Skippins (1:57.27) and Nicole Morrow (1:57.29) also ran as the women finished eighth out of 36 teams.

Francesca Rawlings was first woman home at Exeter’s 10-mile Granite Way race, which starts at Okehampton and offers fantastic views of Dartmoor, in a best of 65.00.

And Helen Ball clocked 76.59 after a few extra miles as warm-up ahead of her upcoming ultra event.

Clevedon AC begin a new Intro to Running course on April 16, which runs over eight weeks and is open to all abilities. See the club website for more details.

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